The important question is what version of the Autopilot computer do you have on your 2017 Model S?I am not able to use a USB memory stick in the usb port to store the footage.
I have AP2 on the 2017 with MCU1The important question is what version of the Autopilot computer do you have on your 2017 Model S?
The ability to watch the videos on the vehicle itself depends on MCU version, but the ability to actually record video to a USB drive is dependent on the Autopilot computer.
T A slaCam?I have formatted a 32gb memory stick with fat32 and created a sub-directory named "TaslaCam".
I triggered the sentry cam by looking in the window, the screen flashed up "Sentry" I walked around the car, then let it turn off. I have removed the stick and put it in my PC but there is nothing on it that can be viewed?
There you go, that's your answer!!!I have AP2 on the 2017 with MCU1
Thank you for the reply I just was not able to get a reason why I could not get the Sentry to record, I don't know who is the dumb one me thinking I could get Sentry mode or Tesla allowing it to be set up on the screen. I have just installed a dash cam so I am partly covered it would just have been nice to have sentry working, looks like I will just have to save up my pennies to pay for the MCU2 upgrade!!!!There you go, that's your answer!!!
AP2 doesn't have the computer power to record video to a USB drive.
Recording Sentry/DashCam features are ONLY available for AP2.5 and up.
Tesla just added Dumb Sentry to AP2 vehicles thinking no one standing outside of your Tesla could tell if they are actually being recorded or not, since your AP computer is not visible but the 8 cameras are...
You have 2 option if you want recording DashCam/Sentry features:
1.- Purchase FSD for your car. This way, Tesla will upgrade your AP2 computer to AP3 and you will be able to have Sentry and DashCam but this will slow down your MCU1 to almost a dead stop, making it nearly unusable due to the data load coming from the new AP3 computer.
2.- Get the Infotainment Upgrade. This will update your MCU to MCU2 but they will also update your AP computer to AP3. This is the most expensive route, but you get the best of both worlds. You also get the in-car video viewer to watch all the DashCam/Sentry videos without the need to remove the USB drive from the car, as well as Netflix and YouTube, etc.
2b.- If you just want a DashCam (no Sentry though), you can get an aftermarket one like a Blackvue or an IRO for a more OEM look.
But your screenshot shows an error message about the dashcam USB being too small, so that implies you have dashcam capability. Maybe you have HW2.5 — use the Additional vehicle details link on the Controls > Software screen to check.It seems I cannot record or remove the memory stick to watch on a PC as I only have ap2 and mcu1
Yes I know thats whats so stange, here is a screen dump shows "Autopilot computer as 2.0 Computer"But your screenshot shows an error message about the dashcam USB being too small, so that implies you have dashcam capability. Maybe you have HW2.5 — use the Additional vehicle details link on the Controls > Software screen to check.